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    Teaching for Quality (Te4Q)

    Program Overview

    Teaching for Quality (Te4Q) is a faculty development certificate program that trains clinical faculty how to effectively teach quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) to students, residents, and other clinicians. By training clinical faculty how to integrate QIPS across the continuum of health professions education, Te4Q ensures that QIPS is a part of training from day one. The course includes virtual, interactive sessions, application exercises, resources, and a capstone educational design project. Those who complete the Course requirements, including the design and presentation of a QIPS educational activity, will receive an AAMC Te4Q Certificate. 

    Created in 2012, Te4Q was launched in response to an identified gap in the education of students, residents, and practicing clinicians in quality improvement and patient safety. Te4Q was recently enhanced and re-launched as a virtual Course with updated content that supports multiple national academic and clinical priorities for improved patient and health care outcomes, with an emphasis on progressive accreditation requirements (e.g., those of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education). 

    By participating in Te4Q, the attendee will: 

    • Define adult learning principles as applied to interprofessional clinical education; 
    • Design educational activities based on learner and institutional needs assessments; 

    • Develop effective learner assessments and program evaluation to measure program outcome; 

    • Predict changes necessary for new curricular activities and, ultimately, better patient care. 

    The course will be offered again in 2024 on the following dates:

    • Session 1: Adult Learning Principles and Practices in Health Professions Education (January 12, 2024, 12-1:30pm ET​)​​​​​​
    • Session 2: Introduction to Competency-Based Education and Curricular Design (January 19, 2024, 12-1:30pm ET)
    • Session 3: Local Needs Assessment and Knowing What to Teach (January 29, 2024, 12-1:30pm ET)
    • Session 4: Translating Needs Into SMART(IE) Goals and Objectives (February 5, 2024, 12-1:30pm ET
    • Session 5: Developing and Engaging Learners and Faculty in QIPS Clinical Learning Experiences (February 15, 2024, 12-1:30pm ET)
    • Session 6: Evaluating QIPS Educational Activities (February 26, 2024, 12-1:30pm ET)
    • Session 7: QIPS Learner Assessment (March 4, 2024, 12-1:30pm ET)
    • Session 8: Leading Change & Relationship Management (June 28, 2024, 12-1:30pm ET)


    Early Bird Registration is $750 until November 30, 2023
    Full Registration is $850 from December 1, 2023 

    To learn more, contact Te4Q@aamc.org.